Merril Rogers, 93, died Sunday, December 2, 2018 at his daughters residence in Bardstown. He was born September 13, 1925 in Bardstown. He was a self-employed builder, a graduate of St. Joe Prep, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Navy and W.W. II Veteran and served in the South Pacific. He was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Preceded in death by his wife, Emaline Auberry Rogers; parents, Earl and Dee Rogers; two sisters, Maxine Graham and Sara Jean Carrico; two brothers, Carrol Rogers and Fabian Roger.
He is survived by his daughter, Pat Russman (Chuck); son, Mike Rogers (Elizabeth) both of Bardstown; six grandchildren, Emily Mattingly (Charlie), Megan Russman, Sarah Russman, Drew Russman, Thomas Rogers, and David Rogers; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Patrick Mattingly; brother, Larry Rogers of Bardstown; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Rev. Terry Bradshaw will be officiating. Visitation will be from 3 till 8 pm Tuesday, December 4, 2018 and 9 till 10:15 am Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Barlow Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 6 pm Tuesday.
Memorial contributions will go to Bethlehem High School and to Masses.